Developers Ditching Last-Gen To Focus On PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Developers Ditching Last-Gen To Focus On PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Picture: Warner Bros. We’re now 18 months into the life of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S. The PS4 and the Xbox One are officially last-gen, a fact that’s become increasingly clear to anyone who’s tried to play Elden Ring on an old console whose fan sounds like a wind tunnel. Developers are also … Read more

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year recently got an update, and now feature a warning … Read more

The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

The Switch Lineup Is Gonna Totally Dominate The Rest Of 2022

screenshot: nintendo Following yesterday’s delay of red fall and Starfield, Microsoft’s two big blockbusters for the year, the release slate for the back half of 2022 might seem especially barren. Pop quiz: Have you been paying attention to the Switch? Read More: So Much For Video Game Release Dates As my colleague Ethan Gach pointed … Read more

With Starfield and BotW 2 Delays, 2022 Loses More Big Games

With Starfield and BotW 2 Delays, 2022 Loses More Big Games

Picture: Sony/Kotaku Bethesda’s open world space rpg Starfield is the latest major 2022 release to slip into next year. But will it be the last? Probably not. So who’s next? God of War Ragnarok? Bayonetta 3? Gotham Knights? This fall, traditionally the biggest release season of the year, remains an almost entirely blank slate, and … Read more

Nintendo Switch Sports Review Roundup: Simple Co-op Fun

Nintendo Switch Sports Review Roundup: Simple Co-op Fun

screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku The review embargo for Nintendo Switch Sports has lifted ahead of its April 29 launch, and critics’ impression is that the sports game is a spiritual return to Nintendo’s remote-waggling classic Wii Sports. Its predecessor was a cultural phenomenon, so the Switch version has massive shoes to fill. Is it more … Read more

As Musk Buys Twitter, Some Consider Making The Leap To Discord

As Musk Buys Twitter, Some Consider Making The Leap To Discord

“Time to fly the Twitter coop, later!” – Link, probably.Picture: Discord / Nintendo / Twitter / Kotaku We’ve entered the timeline where the world’s richest troll, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has bought Twitter. The deal, which ran him a cool $44 billion, will pretty much give the tech bro free rein over the Bird App. … Read more

GTA 5 Gets Option To Turn Off Motion Blur On PS5 And Series X/S

GTA 5 Gets Option To Turn Off Motion Blur On PS5 And Series X/S

Picture: Rockstar Games Rockstar Games quietly patched Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, adding a handful of small but highly requested tweaks to the next-gen version of the nearly decade-old game. Players have also noticed new files added to the PC version of the game hinting that next-gen improvements will soon … Read more

Half-Life’s Iconic Intro + TikTok Voice Is A Cursed Must-Watch

Half-Life’s Iconic Intro + TikTok Voice Is A Cursed Must-Watch

screenshot: Valve/Half-Life Wiki/Kotaku Half Life is widely considered one of the best video games ever made for a host of reasons. Among them, its intro is perhaps one of the most memorable video game openings of all time, a masterclass in establishing a game’s particular tone while also organically introducing you to its world. As … Read more

What’s Happened Now That Xbox Series X Is Easier To Buy

What’s Happened Now That Xbox Series X Is Easier To Buy

Picture: Microsoft After an astonishing 17 months since release, Microsoft’s latest generation of Xboxes is finally more easily available. As a result, the publisher is seeing its first good month for sales in a very long while, with the Xbox Series S and Series X bringing in more money in March than even Nintendo’s Switch. … Read more

As Netflix Stock Plummets, Streamer Invests Ìn Games—Report

As Netflix Stock Plummets, Streamer Invests Ìn Games—Report

Photo: NurPhoto (Getty Images) Netflix built its foundation on streamlined DVD rentals and, eventually, on tepid “prestige” TV series that people talk about for a week before forgetting they ever existed in the first place. Now, amid a rare financial stagnation, Netflix plans to commit hard to gamesfor a new report in The Washington Post. … Read more